The Physics Teacher
Inquiry can be defined practically as “an active learning process in which students answer research questions through data analysis.”2 This simple definition of inquiry is based on the National Science Educational Standards and is easy for teachers to understand. The National Research Council (NRC) identifies the scientific practices that support inquiry and that students should be engaged in, including: question generation, experimental design, data analysis, creating explanations, argumentation, and communicating results.3 The investigations created encourage inquiry and require students to develop their scientific practices skills.
Brooke A. Whitworth and Jennifer L. Chiu University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Randy L. Bell Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR , "Kinesthetic Investigations in the Physics Classroom" , The Physics Teacher 52 , 91-93 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4862112
The published version of this article can be found here: https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.4862112